Trahediia Mykoly Khvylovoho [The Tragedy of Mykola Khvylovy]. O. Han, Pavel Yosypovych Petrenko.

Trahediia Mykoly Khvylovoho [The Tragedy of Mykola Khvylovy]

[Novyi-Ulm]: Vyd-vo, [1948]. Original pictorial wrappers. Fair condition. Item #138

Octavo (15 x 21 cm). 77 pages. Text in Ukrainian. Front wrapper torn and chipped. Light soil to back wrapper. Light wear to spine.

This is one of the first (and most detailed) studies of the work of the famous Ukrainian writer Mykola Khvylovy (1893-1933), a native of Trostianets (Sumy Oblast, Ukraine) and a prominent figure in Ukrainian literature during the October Revolution in 1917. In 1927 and 1928, he lived in Berlin, Vienna, and Paris, before returning to Ukraine. Banned from most of his beloved literary organizations, forbidden from writing for several journals, and facing the terror and famine that swept Ukraine in 1932 and 1933, Mykola committed suicide. The author of this book is a literary scholar Pavel Yosypovych Petrenko (1903-1982) was his close friend, who had escaped Ukraine during the World War II. The books was written under the pseudonym O. Han and published, while he was residing at the German camp for the displaced persons (DP) in [1948].

OCLC shows twenty-four copies of the book as of July 2019.

Price: $200.00